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Vale Brian Friel

Brian Friel (Bernard Patrick Friel), playwright, born 9 January 1929; died 2 October 2015.

Born near Omagh, County Tyrone, to Patrick, a teacher and nationalist politician, and Mary Christina (nee McLoone), a postmistress, Friel remained close to his family all his life. 768 more words

Of Literary Interest

The National Library - Fountain of Knowledge

As a nation in love with words and writing, the National Library of Ireland is the vault where all the treasure is kept. Irish writers have made a significant and profound contribution to the world for centuries, and much of their original works are safeguarded in the building on Kildare Street that opened its doors in September 1890. 280 more words


After Anton

Afterplay (Room to Play)

Paddington Substation Gallery

October 15 – 18

Room to Play’s production of award-winning Irish dramatist’s Brian Friel’s one act work “Afterplay” is muted and minimalist, with limited staging, which is entirely fitting given its poky Paddington Substation Gallery setting and the misery of its early 20th Century Russian literary source material. 321 more words


SNIPPETS OF HISTORY: ' Brian Friel - An Obituary '

#AceHistoryNews – Oct.02: Born on 9 January 1929 in Killyclogher, near Omagh, Brian Friel was the son of a schoolteacher, and a postmistress from Glenties in Donegal, a place that was to inspire ‘Ballybeg’, the fictional location of many of his plays. 23 more words


Review: Dancing At Lughnasa

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub.

First preformed at the Abbey Theatre in 1990, Brain Friel’s Dancing At Lughnasa makes a timely return to Dublin to celebrate its 25th anniversary. 588 more words


A Tribute to Brian Friel (1929-2015) by David Brauner

A tribute to the Nobel winning playwright:

Did you know that one of the greatest writers of the last fifty years has just died? No, I don’t mean Henning Mankell. 90 more words